Title: Earthquakes & Aftershocks, les affiches du California Institute of the Arts, 1986-2004 / Posters from the CalArts Graphic Design Program 1986–2004
Curators: Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié and Louise Sandhaus
Exhibition: École des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, France, January 4–24, 2005 (shown here)
Exhibition: Musée de la Publicité / les Arts décoratifs, Paris, February 9–March 6, 2005
Exhibition: Municipal Gallery Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, May 4–June 6, 2007
Exhibition: Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, September 27–October 27, 2007
The Earthquakes and Aftershocks exhibition is comprised of a selection of 64 silk-screened posters from the California Institute of the Arts Graphic Design Poster Archive. These specimens represent a small sampling of over 1000 posters made by CalArts graphic design students in order to announce talks, performances, and other events from the 1980s to the present. The original impetus behind this exhibition was to show students at École des Beaux-Arts de Rennes a body of work that had developed over time in an art school abroad, that is, another pedagogical context and a different cultural and social environment.